Welcome to the 329th edition of the biweekly Cardz 4 Guys challenge. Our host this time, Caz, chose Going to the Beach for the theme. I used the Oceanfront stamp set for the first time since I bought it. I’m sure we all have stamp sets sitting on our shelves that haven’t been used. Frankly, this one intimidated me. After a few failed attempts, I think I’ve got something that works, at least my husband seems to think so.

Here’s my Oceanfront card:

I did go back and add some white caps between the water and the sky using a gel pen. It’s difficult to see in the photo, so here’s a close-up:

I might have to go back and add more white gel ink to it so it’s more distinctive.


  • The Boho Blue base measure 5-1/2 by 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • Both the outside bottom white layer and the inside panel were cropped using the largest deckled rectangle die.
  • I started with a piece of white cardstock measuring 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 for the stamped and cropped top layer. After I did all my stamping, I cropped this piece using the second largest deckled rectangle die.
  • You will need a scrap of white cardstock for the sentiment.
  • I used a 2-1/2 by 6 inch piece of the Pebbled Path DSP (designer series paper) for the envelope flap.
  • My final “cut” was to punch a 1-inch circle of Boho Blue DSP for the envelope seal. As always, I ran the circle through my XYRON create-a-sticker.


  • I wanted this simple and calm, so I only used Boho Blue, Pebbled Path, and Old Olive inks.
  • I started by stamping off sky stamp using Boho Blue and stamped it twice.
  • Then, I used a blending brush to get more of a mottled look.
  • Next, I stamped the water stamp in full strength Boho Blue.
  • I added white dots to the water line placing a couple of dots of white craft ink on an acrylic block. Then I stamped the dots along the water line.
  • I did go back and add white gel ink between the water and the sky to create the look of white caps.
  • Next, I stamped the shore using Pebbled Path ink. I wanted the shore to be cropped by the deckled rectangle die, so I used the stamp with the two rocks to add some dimension and texture under the shore.
  • I used Old Olive for the grasses on either side of the shore.
  • Since I’m not sure of the occasion or recipient yet, I only stamped some Old Olive grasses on the bottom inside of the card.
  • At the same time, I stamped grass on the bottom, left-hand front of the envelope.
  • After cropping the front layer, I added dimensionals under the front layer to adhere it to the bottom white cardstock layer.
  • Then, I stamped the sentiment from the Something Fancy stamp set and cropped it with a small deckled rectangle die. I added dimensionals only on the end that sticks out over the Boho Blue cardstock. The part of the sentiment that goes over the oceanfront is adhered with multipurpose liquid glue.
  • With that, I’d completed this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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